I have a 9-month-old dwarf rabbit named Peanut who was split up from his brother because they were fighting when they reached maturity. His brother went to my friend’s house and successfully paired with her female rabbit. Peanut stayed with us and became the most amazing house rabbit you could wish for.

He had some dental problems from birth so unfortunately he has no front teeth, but this doesn’t stop him. After some time on his own we noticed he was missing his brother, so we got him a new rabbit, Binky, a female. Or so we thought!

They bonded straight away but then, lo-and-behold, as maturity came in with the new rabbit, fighting broke out. We took Binky to the vets, and it turns out “she” was actually a “he”. Aargh!

So Peanut was back to square one again. Binky went to a friend who paired him successfully with another female! Which brings us to now.

I saw a post of someone getting rid of an 18-month-old female lop as they could no longer look after her and I thought, third time lucky. This could be fate right?

Well, I have had Lola for 4 days and these two just don’t seem to be bonding. I mean, is Peanut destined to be on his own or are we at fault?

All he wants to do is hump her but halfway through he gives up and she just seems uninterested, as if she would rather just be in our company without him.

Poor Peanut. With no teeth he can’t defend himself, so when she gets peeved at him humping her so much, it’s Peanut who ends up with a bald butt.

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Miranda Hawkins
Miranda currently lives just outside Colorado Springs, Colorado with her husband, 8-year old son, and what she lovingly calls her “zoo.” Miranda grew up in the Midwest and always had animals around while growing up. After graduating from college, she married her husband Sam and they moved to the mountains of Colorado where Miranda became very involved with the regional rabbit rescues.

Currently, her “zoo” includes two dogs, one rambunctious cat, and three indoor rabbits. Oliver, a delightful Black Otter Holland Lop, and Juniper, a gorgeous Opal Satin Angora, are a bonded pair and have been together for three years.

She had the pleasure of adding an energetic Fawn Flemish Giant to her family one year ago, named Sir Gregor. He had been abandoned outside a pet store and was put up for adoption. Miranda feels very blessed to have this lovable lagomorph living amongst her family and is a strong advocate for educating people about rabbits and how special they truly are.

Miranda has put together a team of rabbit lovers and breeders from across the country and hopes you will find the information and resources on the JustRabbits.com site beneficial. She loves to hear from her readers and looks forward to seeing many more people become loving responsible bunny parents.